May 10, 2022

The 2022 Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week and Diane Seuss is the winner in poetry for her much-lauded book, frank: sonnets (Graywolf Press), “a virtuosic collection that inventively expands the sonnet form to confront the messy contradictions of contemporary America, including the beauty and the difficulty of working-class life in the Rust Belt.”

We congratulate Diane Seuss, and the two finalists in poetry, Will Alexander for Refractive Africa: Ballet of the Forgotten (New Directions) and Mai Der Vang for Yellow Rain (Graywolf Press), and to Graywolf Press for claiming two spots among the top three.

See the complete list of 2022 Pulitzer Prizes.

Founded in 1974 “to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope,” Dia is today a constellation of sites, artworks, exhibitions, galleries, and programs of education and public engagement. In the latter category is Dia: Readings in Contemporary Poetry. The series ran from 1983 to 2003 and resumed in 2010.

For early 2021, series curator Vincent Katz has chosen a format that pays tribute to exemplary poets. For each event, a small group of readers will pay homage to one of the featured poets, followed by a reading by that poet. The readings are free on Zoom, but registration is required.

Tribute to Norma Cole – Tuesday, March 16, 3:00pm Pacific
Tribute to John Godfrey – Tuesday, April 20, 3:00pm
Tribute to Anne Waldman – Tuesday, May 11, 3:00pm
Tribute to Will Alexander – Tuesday, June 8, 3:00pm

Readings in Contemporary Poetry will resume in the fall.

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thanks to Catherine Hillenbrand for the heads up

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